I merely remarked that I could do without the lesbian story line in Seasons 4 and 5 of Call The Midwife. The first three seasons pretty much followed the books by Jennifer Worth (would somebody remind me to see whether or not those books have Kindle versions?), but once Jessica Raine (who portrayed Jenny Lee) left the cast, the show’s writers had freedom to do whatever they wanted. Clearly, they wanted yet another television show to convince viewers that homosexuality should be condoned.
The story line of Patsy and Delia saddens me. And annoys me. I just don’t enjoy my television shows trying to manipulate me to sympathize with sinful behavior. I certainly feel compassion for people who struggle against same sex attractions, just as I feel compassion for those who struggle against other forms of sexual temptation. It’s a painful way to live. But please don’t shame me into overthrowing my Biblical convictions on the subject.
Of course, the person I conversed with immediately accused me of being unChristlike because I dared to express my distaste for that particular aspect of Call The Midwife. Never mind that it doesn’t deter me from watching. Not at this point, at least (if they start kissing, I may feel differently). But the person discussing this matter with me found my discomfort with LBGTQ portrayals to be intolerable.
So let me get this straight: I tolerate a sub-plot that violates my beliefs in order to watch a TV show that I otherwise really enjoy, but someone who supports LBGTQ concerns refuses to tolerate my comment that I’d rather they hadn’t created that one part of the program. And my beliefs on homosexuality, according to my opponent (the daughter of a preacher, whatever that means) are wrong because I base them on an irrelevant book (I presume she means the Bible, which I never even mentioned) when she knows without a doubt that Jesus approves of same sex relationships.
Well, I guess she told me!
I dropped the conversation after pointing out her intolerance of Biblical Christianity, knowing that she’s more interested in denouncing my point of view than in understanding it. Evidently, supporting the LBGTQ agenda requires refusing to tolerate anyone who disagrees with it. But I came away both amused and saddened by yet another example that those who most loudly demand tolerance apparently feel unable to tolerate any opinion but their own.